Please join us for an Artist Talk by Andrea Fraser on Monday September 16 at 6pm in Freeman Auditorium, 205 Woldenberg Art Center.
Andrea Fraser is an artist whose work investigates the social, financial, and affective economies of cultural institutions, fields, and groups. She is Professor, Interdisciplinary Studio Area Head, and Chair of the UCLA Department of Art. Retrospectives of her work have been presented by the Museum Ludwig Cologne (2013), the Museum der Moderne Salzburg (2015), the Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona and MUAC UNAM Mexico City (both 2016). Her most recent book, 2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics (2018)—co-published by the CCA Wattis Institute, Westreich/Wagner Publications, and MIT Press—documents the political contributions of the board members of over 125 major US art organizations in the 2016 election cycle and its aftermath, examining the intersection of cultural philanthropy and political finance in the age of plutocracy. She serves on the boards W.A.G.E, Grex (the West Coast Affiliate of the A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems), and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and on the Artist Council of the Hammer Museum.
Andrea Fraser performed Not just the few of us for the opening of Prospect.3: Notes for Now. Not just the few of us is an interpretation of one public confrontation with racist systems in contemporary New Orleans: a 1991 City Council hearing regarding the official desegregation of the unofficially self-segregated Mardi Gras krewes. For Prospect.3 Fraser also installed Um Monumento as Fantasias Descartadas in the Newcomb Art Gallery.
This talk is arranged by Prospect New Orleans in collaboration with the Newcomb Art Department and the Sandra Garrard Memorial Fund.
[Andrea Fraser, Still from Not just the few of us, performed at New Orleans Museum of Art on October 25, 2014 on the occasion of Prospect.3: Notes for Now, a Project of Prospect New Orleans, October 25, 2014 - January 25, 2015. Image © William Sabourin]